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    BREEAM International New Construction Assessor Training Course

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    8 - 10 May 2017

    This course will enable new entrants to become BREEAM International Assessors for the newly launched 2016 scheme.


    Delivery of this course is achieved by using a blended learning approach of on-line pre-course materials in the form of digital modules, followed by interactive classroom workshops and examinations.

    On successful completion of the course and examinations, you will emerge as a fully qualified BREEAM International New Construction assessor and can apply for a BREEAM International New Construction assessor licence (annual licence fees apply).

    Please note: if you are an assessor who previously qualified and became licenced under the 2013 scheme you will still be able to assess under the 2016 version.

    This scheme uses calculation tools which run in MS Excel with macros. Macintosh computers are unable to use this function so you will need access to a PC to complete these assessments.

    Event programme

    Online learning 

    BREEAM International Assessor training commences with approximately 30 hours of interactive online modules delivered through our dedicated online learning portal. You will be led on a journey into BREEAM by way of interactive content and technical presentations, which will gradually build your knowledge and confidence within the BREEAM International 2016 scheme. You can complete these modules at your own pace, and there is on-line support to help you. Each module concludes with an automated quiz to allow you to track your progress and attainment throughout the course.

    • Module 1 – An introduction to BREEAM
    • Module 2 – The BREEAM International and Bespoke processes, reporting and evidence requirements
    • Module 3 – Technical modules
    • Management, Health & Wellbeing, Energy, Transport
    • Module 4 - Technical modules
    • Water, Materials, Waste, Land Use & Ecology, Pollution 

    Classroom training 

    Following the online learning phase, you will attend 2.5 days of classroom based learning which will consolidate your understanding and newly acquired knowledge.  Through workshops and group learning activities, we will refine your understanding gained through the online training, before moving on to the more complex and technical aspects of the scheme. You will be fully supported by a dedicated tutor for each module. Training is delivered by leading BRE expert technical trainers.

    2.5 day classroom based learning

    Day 1 – Brief initial test to ensure you have completed the online self-study modules

    • Review of the BREEAM International processes
    • Focus on a couple of the most complex issues within the scheme

    Day 2 – Tailoring BREEAM International for different building types

    • Selling BREEAM
    • Relationship between different BREEAM Schemes
    • BREEAM International exam

    Day 3 (half day)

    • Question and Answer Session
    • BREEAM General Understanding exam 


    You will undertake two multiple choice examinations. Both exams are open book, allowing you to refer to any notes or documentation that may assist you.  Assessors will need to pass both examinations to become qualified within the scheme. Please note that you must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the examination. This may be either your passport, driving licence or EU ID card. Please note that without photo ID you will not be permitted to undertake the examinations.

    On successful completion of the course and the examinations you will be issued with notification that verifies your BREEAM Assessor qualification. You will then be required to apply to BRE Global Ltd to become a Licenced BREEAM Assessor under the Scheme in order to practice. You must make this application within 12 months of completing the course.

    To practice as a licenced BREEAM Assessor you will be required to pay an annual licence fee and hold adequate levels of professional insurance, particularly professional indemnity insurance. Further information on the route to becoming a licenced BREEAM Assessor can be found atwww.breeam.com

    Learner review

    "Thank you very much for leading the course (Lee Chaston, BREEAM technical trainer). I never thought that I could enjoy education so much. Thank you! I wish you all the best, hopefully we will be in contact again, making the world a better place in a sustainable way" - Zuzana Arazim Dolejší


    Intended audience

    Those interested in:

    • Designing or specifying buildings for low environmental impact
    • Delivering BREEAM environmental assessments, and
    • Satisfying professional CPD requirements and gaining a recognised qualification at the same time.

    For more information:

    BRE Academy
    +44 (0) 333 321 88 11

    For more information

    BRE Academy
    +44 (0) 333 321 88 11